|Approach to Delicate Arch|
Preserved wilderness is a gesture of restraint on the part of species notorious for its greed. It's a symbol of hope that a species might turn out to be good ecological neighbors after all. ~ Wilderness And The American Mind, Roderick Frasier NashIn this 99th year of the National Park system, many of the systems units are experiencing significant increase in visitors. E.G. YTD Increase: Arches NP=14.9%. 1,051,507 , Zion NP = 17.3%, (2,781,999); Dinosaur NM = 15.2 (206,458). Source: NPS Stats The NPS budget is going up, but not fast enough to keep up with the growth in visitors or addressing the backlog of deferred maintenance in the park system costing $11 billion.
The NPS is increasingly dependent upon Volunteers in Parks (VIP campground hosts and volunteer rangers), as well as cost sharing programs with public and private organizations. RV-based users have an important role in supporting park operations. Please consider becoming a volunteer. Here are some options.
Suggested Read: Killing Our National Parks With Love (Source: High Country News)
Then again, some people don't like National Parks and give them bad reviews in social media. these people probably wouldn't be interested in volunteering.